Not aware of any such request
TSMC has dismissed rumours that the US government was forcing it to cancel its lucrative contracts with Huawei.
Arriving on platform 9
TSMC vice chairman and CEO C.C. Wei announced the company's plans for 5 nm are on track, which means High Volume Manufacturing (HVM) on the node is expected to be achieved by 2Q 2020.
Smoke peace pipe
Globalfoundries and TSMC have dismissed all litigation between them as well as those that involve any of their customers.
5G growth better than expected
TSMC raised its 2019 capital spending plan by up to $5 billion on Thursday and forecasted a nearly 10 percent rise in fourth-quarter revenue on strong demand for faster mobile chips and 5G smartphones.
Economy of scale
After months of investigation and multiple conversations with several fellow engineers, and super C level executives in multiple organizations, we learned that it costs over one billion dollars to tape out a 7nm chip.
But it is allowed by TSMC
Remember our original Rome story where we wrote that AMD is exceeding TSMC's recommended voltage? It turns out that the story is true, but at the same time, AMD has a special deal with TSMC where the company optimized and allowed a higher voltage for AMD’s Rome.
TSMC has announced it filed multiple lawsuits on September 30, 2019 against Globalfoundries in the US, Germany and Singapore for its alleged ongoing infringement of 25 patents by at least its 40nm, 28nm, 22nm, 14nm, and 12nm node processes.
Sales expected to jump by 32 per cent
Augers at market research outfit IC Insights have been consulting the liver of a particularly fat ram and have predicted that TSMC's sales will jump 32 percent year-over-year in the second half of 2019.
Rumours from the Far East
The dark satanic rumour mill has manufactured a hell on earth yarn that there could be supply problems with AMD’s 7nm processors and graphics cards.
The spat between GlobalFoundries and TSMC might be yet another factor which will keep the semiconductor industry in the doldrums according to analysts.